Government policy

From left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaking, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, meet with reporters following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 8:30 p.m. House Democrats have canceled their annual retreat as lawmakers struggle to approve a short-term spending bill to avoid another government shutdown. Democrats were set to gather on Maryland's Eastern...
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Trader Frederick Reimer works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 500 points in early trading, bringing the index down 10 percent from the record high it reached on Jan. 26. The DJIA quickly recovered much of that loss. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 06, 2018 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday as a late surge helped them regain almost half their losses from the day before, when they had their biggest plunge in 6 ½ years. That came at the end of a day of heavy trading and huge swings for the market. Major indexes in Asia and Europe took steep...
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From left, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaking, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right, meet with reporters following a closed-door GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The GOP-controlled House is slated Tuesday to pass a plan to keep the government open for six more weeks while Washington grapples with a potential follow-up budget pact and, perhaps, immigration legislation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 6:55 p.m. The House has passed a temporary government-wide funding bill that would prevent the government from shutting down at midnight Thursday. The mostly party-line vote sends the bill to the Senate, which...
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In this Jan. 30, 2018 photo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly applauds President Donald Trump at his first State of the Union address, at the Capitol in Washington. Kelly has told a small group of reporters, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at the Capitol that "Dreamers" would not be a priority for deportation, even if their Obama-era protections expire and a deadlocked Congress hasn't completed a deal to protect them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to reach a bipartisan deal on immigration (all times local): 2:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the "stupidity" of the nation's immigration laws is allowing violent gangs like MS-13 to flourish in the U.S. Trump says thousands of gang members are arrested...
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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., center, walks to a Republican strategy conference at the Capitol as House GOP leaders are proposing to keep the government open for another six weeks by adding a year's worth of Pentagon funding to a stopgap spending bill, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
February 06, 2018 - 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and spending legislation (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is calling for another government shutdown if Democrats refuse to back his proposed changes to U.S. immigration law. "I'd love to see a shutdown," if Democrats refuse to back his...
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A container ship is docked at the Port of Miami, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Miami Beach, Fla. The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for December, on Tuesday, Feb. 6. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 06, 2018 - 2:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to overturn U.S. trade policy and bring down the country's massive, persistent trade deficits. After a year in the White House, he still has a lot of work to do. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the U.S. trade deficit in...
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A demonstrator holds a placard during a rally protesting the United States unilateral arms embargo on the country, in the capital Juba, South Sudan Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital turned violent on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest the U.S. president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army or rebels. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
February 06, 2018 - 12:08 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital turned violent on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest the U.S. president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army and rebels. On Friday, the United States imposed a unilateral arms embargo on South Sudan...
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A container ship is docked at the Port of Miami, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in Miami Beach, Fla. The Commerce Department reports on the U.S. trade gap for December, on Tuesday, Feb. 6. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 06, 2018 - 8:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit hit the highest level in nine years in 2017, defying President Donald Trump's efforts to bring more balance to America's trade relationships. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the trade gap in goods and services rose to $566 billion last year, the...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 7:25 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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North Korea's Ryom Tae Ok, top, and Kim Ju Sik, perform during a Pairs Figure Skating training session prior to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
February 06, 2018 - 6:51 am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — A giant national flag. A smiling angel. The dictator's pop diva. And a dozen women added to a South Korean hockey team to form the Koreas' first-ever joint Olympic team. Yes, North Korea is again stealing the show in pre-Olympic media coverage, although none of its 22...
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